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Commercial (Open)

27 Jan 2022 to 07 Apr 2022

Thursday

18:00

60 minutes

THIS CLASS HAS LIMITED CAPACITY AND TICKETS CAN ONLY BEBOOKED IN ADVANCE ONLINE. Please read DanceXchange’s Covid-19 safety procedures to ensure you can return to the studio with us safely. Youshould only attend if you can present evidence of a negative Lateral FlowTest taken no more than 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Class booking will close 10 minutes before the start time. Please ensure all personal information is entered correctly when booking your class.

Current tunes to various commercial styles to let loose mid-week! Styles include; hip hop, contemporary fusion, waacking, locking, and voguing.

Suitable for beginners. Max 20 participants.

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Studio Class FAQs

Our staff members will be there to guide you and answer any questions you may have.

Step 1: Ensure you arrive with evidence (text or email) of a NEGATIVE rapid lateral flow test result. Without this, you will be unable to enter the building so please remember to do this the day of your class. You can order free test kits here: www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Step 2: Wearing your mask, you will enter the building using the main staircase/lift to access Level 5.

Step 3: Check in at reception and sanitise your hands before entering the studio where you can remove your mask if you would like to. Please remember our changing/shower facilities are not open at this time so do come to class changed and ready to go!

Step 4: At the end of your class, you will be able to head out through the main staircase/lift.

Please ensure you are on time, if you are more than 15 minutes late to class you won’t be able to access the studio.

When you buy online you will need to set up your account via our booking system. To book classes online please click here or click the shopping cart icon in the header of the website to access the account registration process and follow the simple set-up instructions.

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless the class/event is cancelled. All tickets will be offered subject to availability at the time of booking. Please give us a call us on 0121 667 6730 to discuss further.
Anything comfortable that lets you move freely. You can wear tracksuit bottoms, leggings & t-shirts for most classes. Please wear light-soled trainers or dance shoes (if you have them), Contemporary and yoga classes are bare feet.

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No, these are currently closed until further notice.
We don’t have lockers so please take all your valuable possessions with you into the studio from the changing rooms.
Yes, please bring your refillable water bottle with you. You can take bottles with you into the studios.
You won’t be allowed to join a class if you’re more than 15 minutes late. This is because you’ll have missed the warm-up, which increases your chance of injury.
We aim to make our classes accessible to everyone regardless of disability. Please call us on 0121 667 6730 or email info@dx.dance to discuss any support you might need.

Key Information

Duration
60 minutes
Costs
Full Price: £7.50, Concession: £6.50
Special Offers
Buy 5 classes (in one transaction) get £5 off
Suitable For
Location

DX Studio 2

Tutor

Hank Bamberger

Ballet & Commercial Tutor (he/him)

Hank Bamberger is an artist, dancer, choreographer, and teacher with over fifteen years of experience in the dance world. As a performer, artistic director, and conceptual artist, Bamberger has trained vigorously in diverse movement lexicons such as theatre, musical theatre, improvisation, experimental film, and visual arts.

He is educated in dance pedagogy, composition, and choreography, and specializes in modern, jazz, contemporary, ballet and avant-garde forms/techniques. Bamberger danced with the Paul Taylor II Dance Company from 2010 to 2015, where he taught master classes in modern dance technique, as well as the very distinguished Paul Taylor style. While in the company, he performed as a soloist in the US and worldwide. After his tenure with the company, he went on to serve as the Artistic Director of the West End Academy of Dance in Richmond, VA.

Since 2018, Mr. Bamberger has been an active dance maker creating work within his own improvisatory-experimental dance company, Bamberger Dance Projects. He has worked with the United Nations, Design Pavilion NYC, Azimut Yachts, and Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) for ocean sustainability and Earth Day in New York. In 2019, Bamberger was selected as an Emerging Choreographer by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning’s 10th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival.

Bamberger earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a concentration in modern dance from Marymount Manhattan College (May 2009). He holds his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in dance and choreography from Sarah Lawrence College (May 2020). Mr. Bamberger was the Ballet Specialist at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the 2020/2021 school year, and has continued to teach and perform as an independent freelance artist.

He was a board member of the Firehouse Theatre (experimental theatre) in downtown Richmond, VA for 2020/2021, put up a performance installation series with dancers during the pandemic for Firehouse Theatre’s 2020 Fall season, performed as a recurring guest artist with the Latin Ballet of Virginia for their 2020/2021 seasons, recently taught a queer workshop in desires and spatial orientation at Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA, taught classes and workshops regularly at more than seven dance schools in Virginia during 2020/2021, and lectured a masterclass series of workshops in upstate New York. Bamberger now lives in Birmingham, UK where he is pursuing his PhD in choreographic practice-as-research at Coventry University’s C-DaRE Program.

Hank Bamberger Headshot
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